Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The twenty-seventh National Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology was held in Rome in the Great Hall of the Clinica ostetrica, at the policlinic. It was presided over by Professor Pestalozza, senator, a clinician of Rome.
RADIOTHERAPY IN GYNECOLOGY, AS AT PRESENT APPLIED
The first topic on the program, "Radiotherapy in Gynecology, as at Present Applied," was presented by Prof. Michele Bolaffio of Modena, who treated the subject under several heads:1. Treatment of menstrual disturbances and functional disorders. While the anatomic types show benefit solely from an intense local treatment with radium or roentgen rays, the functional types are improved by mild therapy, local or at a distance. In mild menorrhagia of puberty, a light irradiation of the ovary, or the irradiation of the hypophysis, the thyroid or the spleen may suffice. In Schroeder's hemorrhagic metropathy, one must resort either to curettage of the endometrium